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Uncovering your life purpose can feel like a monumental task.  It seems like such a mystery, so intangible and elusive. Here are some simple questions to trigger your thinking and to give you access to what really makes your tummy tingle—to connect you with the wonderful possibilities knowing your life purpose brings.  Take time to ponder each question and write down your answers. What do you love to do? Think about this.  What is it you absolutely LOVE to do?  In fact, you love it so much you would even pay somebody else to let you to do it!  What would have you leap out of bed in the morning... (Read More ...)

There is no rule that working with purpose has to be deathly serious. What it does mean is that you and your team have taken the time to create a vision and a plan that contain clear goals and measurables to achieve with timelines. Working with purpose means all this–and there is no rule that there has to be any suffering or seriousness! In fact, to get the very best out of you and your team, it’s a really great idea to make sure you’re having a GREAT time while you’re working! Have you noticed that when you’re enjoying yourself, it absolutely doesn’t feel like work?! That’s... (Read More ...)

“When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.” ~ Seneca How often to you get frustrated and blame your circumstances, your team and even those you love for why you’re not living the life you really want? Without a strong and clear life purpose, nothing and no one will be able to help you get to where you want to go.  You will likely feel like an unmoored boat, floating helplessly on the ocean of life. However, with a clear and strong life purpose, your sails will always have wind, and there will always be movement in the right direction. Do you want... (Read More ...)

Christy loved certain aspects of owning and running her interior design business – but definitely not all of them! She loved the whole creative side of the business and managing her team through the process of coming up with beautiful designs for her clients.  Christy also loved acquiring new clients and bringing them on board–she really enjoyed engaging with new people.  And the other piece that she truly loved was coming up with strategies to grow the business. All of these things really excited her. However, there were certain aspects of her business that drove Christy absolutely... (Read More ...)

This is an interesting question.  Usually when you think about going on the quest to find your life purpose, it feels significant and important.  Very quickly, it becomes a serious quest. Finding your life purpose often feels so intangible, and yet it’s so important. Do you ever hear yourself saying, “If I could only uncover what that is–what my life purpose is–then life would be complete.  Then I’d have direction.  Then my life would really have meaning.  And then I’d be fulfilled.” With all the pressure that we put on ourselves, the very idea of focusing on uncovering... (Read More ...)

Finding out what working with purpose means to you is a wonderful mystery to solve.  It will give so much more vibrancy, not only to your business, but to everything you do in life. The challenge is how to go about it. When you love and are committed to what you’re doing—working with purpose—you’re lit up, you’re bursting with energy, and there are no obstacles you can’t overcome.  You’re a force to be reckoned with! Remember, this is totally subjective.  It’s only about you. What gives meaning to YOU, and what lights YOUR fire? As a business owner, it’s... (Read More ...)

Joanne had a long and successful career in sales.  Since she was really good at it, she thought that this was what she was here to do—her life purpose. She constantly challenged herself to learn and grow, and her results were outstanding. However, no matter how successful she was, she always had a slight gnawing feeling deep inside her that there had to be more to life than this—perhaps sales wasn’t her life purpose.  But she couldn’t quite put her finger on what it was… She continued to push herself to greater success, which in turn only increased that inner sense that... (Read More ...)

Terry had built a fairly successful business. However, her business had reached a plateau. And for the life of her, she couldn’t understand why it wasn’t growing. From all the indicators, there was no reason for the lack of growth, except somehow, no matter what they did, they stayed at that same level. There was constantly some kind of upset either between departments or between individuals in her team. Especially her management team. Terry was starting to get frustrated and was looking for answers. “What could be the source of the problem?” As she started to look into this,... (Read More ...)

Are you finding yourself consumed by confusion and wondering how to actually create your life purpose? Are you driving yourself crazy to come up with that perfect phrase that will capture the very essence of you called your life purpose? The first step is to take a deep breath and relax. This is NOT something to struggle with. The more you do, the more elusive it will be. So, it’s really important to relax and allow it to come to you. Here are some questions to help you access the words and phrases that express your life purpose. If you can’t answer each question, imagine what you want to do... (Read More ...)

Sharon had always liked to do things her way. She loved to think of herself as a maverick and lone ranger. She made spontaneous, random decisions and expected her team to handle her erratic moods without question. Needless to say, this wasn’t working so well… It was the antithesis of working with purpose. Sharon was oblivious about how she was affecting everyone around her. She could see the frustration level dramatically increasing, but had no idea where it was coming from – and no one dared tell her for fear of losing their job. Many of her team members were at the end of their rope.... (Read More ...)